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March 2012

Ferrari Teams With Movado For New Watch Collection

The Movado Group has recently signed a multi-year, worldwide licensing with Ferrari S.p.A. to design, produce and market Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari branded watches. The collection will be priced up to $2,000. Efraim Grinberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Movado Group, Inc., said, "We are extremely pleased to announce this new agreement with Ferrari and believe this will prove to be a mutually rewarding venture for both companies. The Scuderia Ferrari watch collection will feature compelling, identifiable designs combined with the high-quality craftsmanship that Movado Group is known for. The Ferrari Formula 1 cars and Ferrari Road cars will provide great inspiration to our design group. We look forward to collaborating with them to design an innovative collection and to satisfy the requests of Ferrari enthusiasts around the world." The collection will be launched next year at Baselworld

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Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph Limited Edition

Ever since the year 2000, Harry Winston has introduced a new Opus timepiece each year. This year was the Opus 12. Opus timepieces are highly complicated and six-figure expensive; and although they are designed to be worn, most will be destined for a rich collector's safe. The new Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph, although often overshadowed by the show-stopping Opus collection, on the other hand, is a timepiece that although expensive, is far more likely to worn - the way it should be.

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Concord C2 GraffitiGrey

Building on the success of the Concord C2 collection, originally launched last year at Baselworld 2011, Concord has released a number of new variations for 2012. The C2 GraffitiGrey is a limited edition that will be released this fall. It is distinguished by a unique smoked sapphire crystal, grey dial accents and a grey alligator strap.

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Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Schar Tourbillon

Newly relaunched Swiss watch brand, Dubey & Schaldenbrand, exhibited at Baselworld last month for their first time. Their new collection consists of a variety of timepieces such as a tonneau, skeleton and even a tourbillon. Prices range from about $10,750 for the Grand Dome Tonneau in steel, up to $100,000 for the white gold version of the Grand Schar Tourbillon. The Grand Schar is also available in stainless steel (pictured above) for $78,000.

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James Cameron returns from historic sub dive, Rolex intact

According to National Geographic, James Cameron's trip in the Deepsea Challenger submarine took him 35,756 feet (10,898 meters) deep. He traveled where only two men have ever gone, to the Challenger Deep valley of the Mariana Trench (the deepest part of the ocean). "Falling through darkness--that's something that a robot can't describe," Cameron said. "Most importantly, though, is the significance of pushing the boundaries of where humans can go, what they can see and how they can interpret it." Source: Yahoo

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Heuer Carrera Limited Edition

Introduced at Baselworld, the vintage inspired Heuer Carrera pays homage to the brand's founder Jack Heuer. At 80 years old, Jack Heuer no longer works at TAG Heuer, but he did actually help design this watch, as he did with the original Heuer Carreras half a decade ago. At 41 mm, the new Carrera is approximately 5 mm wider in diameter and a bit thicker. But for the most part, the design is true to the original.

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Edifice Introduces Flagship Atomic Timepiece at Baselworld

At Baselworld, Edifice introduced a new flagship timepiece. Featuring Casio's solar-powered Tough Movement for automatic hand position correction and automatic time calibration using standard radio waves from six (atomic) transmitters around the world - the new EQW-A1110 (steel - pictured above) and EQW-1110BD-1 (black IP) models are incredibly accurate. Equipped with an electronic crown switch and Casio's new "Smart Access" system, the new models are easier than ever to use. This is possible due to separate motors which drive hour, minute and second hands. The Smart Access system allows the wearer to smoothly navigate through a range of functions, such as: 1/20th of a second stopwatch, alarm and World Time switching. Edifice F1 car was on display at the Casio/Edifice booth during Baselworld 2012 "The stopwatch function allows up to 10 lap times to be stored in the memory. Using

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Tudor Pelagos, Equipped With The World's Most Advanced Diving Watch Clasp

Tudor, the little brother of Rolex, has unveiled a very interesting dive watch at Baselworld - the Pelagos. It not only has all the prerequisites of a good dive watch, it has the a unique bracelet and clasp, the you could argue make it the world's most advanced watch bracelet and clasp.

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Edifice Unveils Solar Powered Dive Collection at Baselworld

Edifice unveiled an all new dive watch collection at Baselworld. (Please note: availability is currently planned only in the Japanese and European markets.) Featuring a 47 mm diameter stainless steel case and 60-minute uni-directional dive bezel, the collection consists of both 3-hand models and a chronograph. The movement is solar powered Japanese quartz. The 3-hand model has hours, minutes, seconds, day and date functions. The chronograph has hours, minutes, seconds, 1/5th second chronograph and date.

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Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary

At Baselworld, in celebration of the 180th anniversary of Longines, the Saint-Imier brand revealed a number of attractive vintage inspired timepieces. The most interesting being the new limited edition Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary.

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